Oak Bluffs Police seek help to catch ‘peeping tom’ wanted for assault

Oak Bluffs police released a composite sketch Wednesday and issued a call for residents to take precautions against a “peeping tom,” who entered an Oak Bluffs home and assaulted a woman.

Lt. Tim Williamson said in a news release that police responded to several calls over the past two weeks from residents who reported a man looking in windows at night. The lieutenant said that in two of the incidents, the man also entered homes occupied by women and sexually assaulted one of them.

“Several of the victims described the individual as a male between fifteen and twenty-five years old, short and thin build, with dark hair and either possibly being of hispanic, Brazilian or Middle Eastern descent,” Lt. Williamson said in the release. “Police have employed many tactics to try and catch the suspect but have been unsuccessful thus far. Police are asking the community for their help.”

Police cautioned residents to draw shades at night, lock doors, use outdoor lighting, and immediately call police at 508-693-0750 if they hear or see any suspicious activity. Lt. Williamson said callers may remain anonymous if they wish.